David and Aurora have seen visions of each other their entire lives but never met, until now. Aurora a fearsome warrior and David a simple farmer are thrust into the heart of the battle. An ancient prophecy foretells of their final showdown with the Dark One. Will their faith be strong enough for them to prevail?
Join them as they embark on their journey to the lair of the beast knowing they may never return.
Targeted Age Group:: Young adult and adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I am a big fan of the fantasy and sci fi genre and wanted to write a book that would capture the imagination of readers while at the same time had a moving love story. It is a Christian themed fantasy that I hope shows that a Godly relationship can be just as passionate and powerful as any other.
The story is meant for Christians and non Christians to demonstrate that selfless love, loyalty and faith can stand tall in the face of evil and triumph. In spite of their fears and insecurities our hero and heroine persevere in the face of uncertainty just as we all have to every day.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I wanted a strong female lead who whose hardened and tough exterior was armor that protected her vulnerable and pure heart.
As a counter balance our hero is a genuinely good man who has the kind of quiet confidence that disarms her. He is not one to boast or act a fool trying to impress her. Their attraction is immediate and the source of conflict arises from the perils they face.
The flash of light was blinding. Raising his arms and ducking, he could feel the heat against his skin, and then it was gone. In that flash he had seen her again, her auburn hair swirling off her face as she turned, her dark eyes flashing that steely determination. He had seen her countless times before and knew every detail of her. He looked around, and no one else appeared to have seen anything. Their curious looks told him they noticed his strange behavior. He was used to that. It had always been that way.
It started as far back as he could remember. When he was a child, it was his “imaginary friend”. As he got older, though, he realized she wasn’t like the childhood imaginings of others. She was something much more. There was a time when it confused him, and he felt alone because of his secret, but ultimately it became his strength. He knew without a doubt she existed. He didn’t understand it, but her strength was his strength.
About the Author:
Ralph Smith – was born in 1964, and grew up in Northport, NY.
I’ll never forget those days when we would walk to school, ride bikes to the beach, play stick ball in the street, and hang out under the street lights until well past dark. Life was simpler then and I learned something really important (although it took me many years to understand it).
Every day of your life is what you make of it. I’ve had my share of good and bad days. No matter what we face in life, how we face it is just as important as the outcome.
I like the current phrase “Be Present”, but I would take it one step further. Make the most out of every moment, so that if anyone is your last you can look back in pride at not having wasted it. How we touch the lives of those around us is far more important than what we’ve accomplished.
I have been blessed with a wonderful wife and three sons who fill my life with purpose every day.
Having traveled around the world for work (more places than some and a lot less than others) I have been blessed with friends all over the globe. I only hope that in some small way I have touched their lives as much as they have touched mine.
I found my faith late in life. For a long time I didn’t believe. Then one day, I knew without a doubt that God existed. I knew that he was working in my life in ways I can’t always see, but that he was there.
How I knew is one of the things I can’t put into words. It would be like trying to explain how I use the muscles in my hand. It is something that is beyond words.
Onto the topic at hand, writing. My sincerest thanks to anyone who reads my work. Writing is my passion, it always has been.
My college professor Judith Johnson wrote a poem, “the gift”.
what have i got for you? Only what i am, and you are not.
More than thirty years later her words still resonate and inspire me.
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